New Delhi, 22 February 2021 : The Housing & Urban Development Corporation Ltd is organizing a week-long in-service training programme for All India Service Officers from 22nd-26th February, 2021, through its Research and Training wing (Human Settlement Management Institute).
The programme sponsored by Department of Personnel & Training, Govt of India on ‘Cities of Tomorrow- Equitable, Sustainable and Resilient’ aims to sensitize the officers towards sustainability, equity and disaster risk reduction in cities to meet future challenges.
Speaking at the inaugural function, Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) highlighted the need to recognize the distinct individual character of each city while planning for the future. He stressed the need to make ‘Smart Thinking’ a movement that can ensure optimal utilization of resources. Further, Shri Mishra urged city managers to use technology and innovation to create inclusive & resilient cities to propel the country to a $5 trillion economy.
Addressing the participants, Additional Secretary and Chairman & Managing Director, HUDCO, Shri Kamran Rizvi, reiterated the need to make cities people centric and urged city managers to develop a roadmap that would catalyze the development of inclusive and liveable cities.